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Celtics officially sign Collins, three others to round out roster

Jul 31, 2012, 6:53 PM EDT


Except for our national Dwightmare, we’ve reached the point in the summer where teams are making small signings to round out their rosters. There are some good players still out there, but we are talking role and end of the bench players now. The big moves are done.

With that, we bring you news of the Celtics rounding out their roster.

On Monday they formally signed Jason Collins to be a backup center and Keyon Dooling to be another designated three-point sniper off the bench. Boston also inked guards who played in Europe last season and on their Summer League team, Jamar Smith and Dionte Christmas.

Collins will see some minutes this year trying to get Kevin Garnett some rest. He’ll be asked to defend the rim, rebound and try not to muck up the offense too much. The other three will likely see limited minutes over the course of the season (Dooling some but his runs will be inconsistent).

Boston has had a very good summer, they added depth and outside of Ray Allen kept the core of the team together. If the key players can stay healthy they may be best suited to challenge Miami in the Eastern Conference next playoffs. But we are a long way from there right now.

  1. matt20hew - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Reblogged this on Today's News.

  2. southpaw77 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    I say Dooling sees a lot of action. Who’s the backup point guard after Rondo, its him. Bradley? He’s gonna miss a lot of time with those shoulder surgeries.
    And Rondo never plays all the games, he usually gets nagging hamstring, ankle, hip or knee injuries thru the grind of the season.

  3. 00maltliquor - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    How does this cat still get an NBA paycheck after all these years?!

  4. paulhargis53 - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Jason Terry can play the point.

  5. misterdreamer119 - Jul 31, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    The beauty is all the guys will defend. I cant wait for the season. I already bought my # 9 green and black jersey.

  6. lakerluver - Jul 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Jason Terry “can” play the point. Just not very well. Is that other Collins twin still in the NBA too?! Man, 14 feet of scrub.

    • scalfor3 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:33 AM

      rather have him as my back up pg than steve blake

  7. passerby23 - Aug 1, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    Dooling will see 5-10 minutes a night, sometimes less. Ideally, getting Rondo rest would be great, but he’ll probably still log 35-38 minutes a night. I’d still rather see Dooling on a second unit with Terry playing off the ball.

  8. paulhargis53 - Aug 1, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    That’s all poor Laker can come up with.
    Picking on a 3rd string center. Terry is twice the player Blake is.Goood luck with that 2nd unit. Blake, Jamison, the of they got from Houston and who else?…..crickets……

    Lakers are not winning anything.

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